Suspect who allegedly tried to flee deputies arrested in Walmart parking lot

Suspect who allegedly tried to flee deputies arrested in Walmart parking lot
Deputies arrest suspect who eluded to flee during a police chase in Manatee County (Source: Alison Beer)

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies say a wanted suspect was taken into custody in the Walmart parking lot Thursday night.

The sheriff’s office says Dalton Cook, 44, was spotted at the store located at University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge and deputies tried to take him into custody, but he got into his car and tried to drive away.

The sheriff’s office says Dalton Cook, 44, was spotted at the store located at University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge and deputies tried to take him into custody, but he got into his car and tried to drive away.
The sheriff’s office says Dalton Cook, 44, was spotted at the store located at University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge and deputies tried to take him into custody, but he got into his car and tried to drive away. (Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies say he hit two other vehicles before they were able to arrest him.

Cook is charged with aggravated assault, battery on an officer, and violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance

He was originally wanted for contempt of court for not answering a summons on a possession of a controlled substance charge.

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